FriendsOfMacombs' Podcast




  • Manhattan Community Board 10 - General Board Meeting - May 4, 2011

    01/06/2011 Duración: 02h24min

    * Audio edited to increase volume. SANITIZATION OF THE MINUTES AND INFRACTIONS AGAINST THE OPEN MEETINGS LAW Manhattan Community Board 10 has been "sanitizing" the Minutes of the General Board Meetings along with some of the Monthly Committee Minutes for quite a while now.  The "sanitizing" has consisted primarily of the following: Speakers not listed in the Minutes Speaker's statements missing from the Minutes Speaker's statements at meetings deliberately mis-characterized Speaker's statements recorded incompletely The April 2011 General Board Minutes demonstrated a continuation of this behavior. You can listen to the issues that were raised about this at the May 2011 Manhattan Community Board 10 Monthly meeting along with listening to the entire meeting on this podcast.  You can also just listen to the specific comments regarding not only the sanitization of minutes but also the infractions against the Open Meetings Law at these time points 40:24 & 55:50. If you would want to view a video of a Village

  • Manhattan Community Board 10 - Part 2 - Land Use Committee, Parks & Recreation Committee and Transportation Committee Public Hearing - December 16, 2010

    05/01/2011 Duración: 41min

    You can listen to the original draft document as it was read at the meeting. The reading of the draft begins at 25:50 minutesThis took place at the MCB10 Office.  The Public Hearing continued at this location because the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building was closing before the Public Hearing was over.

  • Manhattan Community Board 10 - Education, Libraries & Youth Committee - December 21, 2010

    30/12/2010 Duración: 44min

    [1] Chairperson Jennifer Prince indicated that she would contact Harriet Tubman School and let them know that they can have a voice in the matter of the Harlem Children's Charter School being built in the middle of the St. Nicholas Public Housing Development. [2] Board Member Daniel Nathan Clark indicated that Community Education Council 3 had some all White Schools in the District. [3] Discussion about developing a Forum/Town Hall on Charter Schools & Public Schools in Community Education Council District 5 [4] List of potential school closings and hearing dates announced. [5] Discussion about the lack of space and resorces for Public Schools (specifically fixed Science Classrooms) vs. Charter Schools. [6] Discussion about the possibility of the Manhattan Community Board 10 Education, Libraries and Youth Committee with Community Residents doing a Room Count at each CEC District 5 School. Community Board Members PresentJennifer PrinceDaniel Nathan ClarkCrystal McKay

  • Manhattan Community Board 10 - Executive Committee - December 29, 2010

    30/12/2010 Duración: 59min

    [1]  On arrival a Harlem Resident was noted to be standing in the hallway of the 4th floor where the Manhattan Community Board 10 Office is located. The Resident indicated that he was told the Executive Meeting that was being held that evening was a private meeting.  This was puzzling since Community Board Excutive Meetings are a public meeting.  When both of us (Harlem Residents) walked into the Manhattan Community Board 10 Office the Conference Room Door was closed.  We opened the door and walked in. I asked why a Harlem Resident was told this was a private meeting.  Board Member Barbara Nelson indicated that she had made a mistake telling him that.  Questions are: [A] Why was the door closed to the Conference Room that the meeting was being held in?  [B] There were two lawyers present in the room at the time the Harlem Resident was given the incorrect information (William Franc Perry, III Esq and Joshua Bauchner) .  Why did they not immediatelyy correct Board Member Barbara Nelson? [C] Why did no one go